Helen Williams

Helen Williams, 86, of Gillette passed away Sept. 7, 2018, in Gillette, Wyoming.

Helen was born in Vendome, Montana, to Nick and Lyla Kontos on Nov. 4, 1931. She graduated from Whitehall High school in 1950. She went on and earned a master’s degree in Education from Western Montana College. She taught school in Butte and Cardwell, Montana. She also served as the County Superintendent of Schools for Jefferson County.

Helen was an accomplished musician, an avid reader, and devout Christian. She taught her family humility, honesty, integrity, and courage. She gave unconditional love and encouragement to her children and grandchildren. She was a loyal friend and fierce defender of the constitution. Helen will be greatly missed by her family and friends.

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Helen is survived by her daughters, Thelma Mazur and husband Brian of Enderby, British Columbia; Lyla Downey and husband Bob of Gillette, Wyoming; six grandchildren: Craig Held, Annette Shuck, Josh Mazur, Jeremy Mazur, Brandon Mazur, and Tamieka Mazur, and nine great grandchildren.

Helen is preceded in death by her parents, her husband Raymond Williams, her son Nick Williams, and her brother Sam Kontos. Helen will be laid to rest in Montana next to her husband and son. Memorials and condolences may be sent in care of Gillette Memorial Chapel, 210 West 5th Street, Gillette, WY, 82716. Condolences may also be expressed at www.gillettememorialchapel.com

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